OUR LEADERS



The staff and leadership at First Baptist Church of Plainfield love, care, and pray for every single person in the church.  If you have any questions, please reach out to them at office@firstbaptistplainfield.org or 317-839-8163.

  • dUSTY cOWELL

    pASTOR

    Dusty is married to Debbie and they have three girls:  Darci, Deann, and Denae. Dusty graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.  He has served as a pastor for over 25 years.  He enjoys hiking, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his wife.   Email: dcowell@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Joyce CASTLEMAN

    Associate Pastor

    Joyce is married to Aaron and have one daughter, Beth.  Joyce graduated from Southern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education.  She has led children, youth, family, adult, senior adult, Sunday school, small group, women, spiritual enrichment, and congregational care ministries.  Email:  jcastleman@firstbaptistplainfield.org


  • Linda Hood

    Interim Administrative Assistant

    Linda and her husband John have two grown children. They lead a small group and Linda plays in the Church Bell Choir. Linda enjoys cooking, reading and mowing the grass.  Email:  office@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • John and Reann Poray

    INSPIRATION SERVICE dIRECTORS

    John and Reann have been members of First Baptist for more than 20 years.  Reann is a librarian at the Plainfield Public Library and John is the executive director of a national engineering organization.  They love all types of activities; especially spending time with their family which includes two grown sons.

  • nATHAN AND dAWN wILKEY

    cELEBRATION sERVICE dIRECTORS

    Nathan and Dawn have been members of First Baptist most of their lives. Dawn teaches third grade and Nathan is a human resources director. They have three children:  Evan, Abigail and Addison.  In addition to music, they enjoy camping  in their motorhome with friends and relatives.